Record Store Day 2013 was not a memorable one for me. The list of releases was mediocre, and as it turns out, the day before Record Store Day was the day that Massachusetts police caught Dzhokhar Tsarnaev about 3/4 of a mile from my house.

However, over the past couple of years, Record Store Day has released a solid amount of exclusive titles on Black Friday. Generally known as the biggest shopping day of the year, it’s the day everyone shakes off their “itis” from Thanksgiving dinner the night before and heads to Target at 4 AM for $100 laptops.

This year’s Black Friday titles are fairly interesting. So who knows? I might venture out and try to get my hands on some of these. The full list is below, but here are five highlights.

Dawes Stripped Down At Grimey’s: The California quartet known as Dawes have become favorites of the folk-rock set, touring with Dylan and performing with Robbie Robertson. Taylor, Griffin, Wylie and Tay are excellent live performers-trust me, I’ve seen them north of ten times. In lieu of a proper live album (which I’m sure will happen at some point,) the fellas are issuing this nugget from a performance at Nashville’s best indie record store, Grimey’s. (available on CD & vinyl)

Elvis Costello & The Roots Wise Up: Thought Remixes & Reworks: The Roots? Perfection. Elvis Costello? More perfect than not perfect. Although I have yet to give Wise Up Ghost repeated, involved listens, I’ve really enjoyed what I’ve heard. Might remixes courtesy of Black Thought give me more incentive to listen? Possibly. (available on CD)

Elvis Costello & The Roots get remixed.

Elvis Costello & The Roots get remixed.

Nasty Nas Halftime: “Halftime”‘s already on Illmatic, so this would be a pretty unnecessary purchase for me, but…I wonder if there’ll be anything cool on the B-Side…
Nirvana In Utero (2013 mix): Those of us who have any of the In Utero 20th anniversary reissues already know, at least in part, what the “2013 mixes” of “All Apologies,” “Rape Me,” etc., sound like. If you don’t, and you like to spin the vinyl, then this is perfect for you. (available as a vinyl album)

Vince Guaraldi Trio Linus And Lucy: Because if you don’t have anything from A Charlie Brown Christmas in your music collection, you are a Communist.  (available on 7″ vinyl)

And the rest…

Record Store Day Black Friday 2013 Exclusive Releases

Joseph Arthur
THE BALLAD OF BOOGIE CHRIST ACT 2
Format: CD

Atlas Genius
SO ELECTRIC! WHEN IT WAS NOW (THE REMIXES)
Format: LP

Band Of Horses
LIVE AT THE RYMAN
Format: 7″ Vinyl

Blackberry Smoke / Lynyrd Skynyrd
LYNYRD SKYNYRD & BLACKBERRY SMOKE LIVE 12
Format: 12″ Vinyl

Blind Boys Of Alabama/Jason Isbell & John Paul White
CHRISTMAS IN DIXIE/OLD FLAME
Format: 7″ Vinyl

Brandi Carlile/The Lone Bellow
LIVE SPLIT
Format: 7″ Vinyl

Charles Bradley ft. Budos Band and The Bullets
CHANGES B/W AIN’T IT A SIN
Format: 7″ Vinyl

Cheap Trick
THE CLASSIC ALBUMS 1977-79
Format: Vinyl Box Set

Chocolate Milk
ACTION SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS
Format: 12″ Vinyl

Civil Wars
BETWEEN THE BARS
Format: 10″ Vinyl

Dave Matthews Band
LIVE TRAX VOL 2: 9-12-04 GOLDEN GATE PARK, SAN FRANCISCO CA
Format: Vinyl Box Set

Dave Matthews Band
LIVE TRAX VOL 3: 8-27-00 MEADOWS MUSIC THEATER, HARTFORD CT
Format: Vinyl Box Set

Dawes
STRIPPED DOWN AT GRIMEYS
Format: LP

Dawes
STRIPPED DOWN AT GRIMEYS
Format: CD

Devin Townsend Project
LUCKY ANIMALS
Format: 10″ Vinyl

The Doors
CURATED BY RECORD STORE DAY
Format: LP

Various Artists
DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!
Format: LP

Duran Duran
NO ORDINARY EP
Format: 10″ Vinyl

Bob Dylan
SIDE TRACKS
Format: LP

Elvis Costello & The Roots
WISE UP: THOUGHT REMIXES AND REWORKS
Format: CD

Flaming Lips
PEACE SWORD
Format: LP

Fleshtones
AVAILABLE B/W LET’S LIVE
Format: 7″ Vinyl

Foals
CCTV SESSIONS
Format: LP

Grateful Dead
FAMILY DOG AT THE GREAT HIGHWAY
Format: LP

Jackie Greene
SMALL TEMPEST
Format: 10″ Vinyl

Hard Working Americans
DON’T WANNA HURT NOBODY
Format: 7″ Vinyl

Various Artists
HOT WACKS – VINYL FALL COMPILATION 2013
Format: LP

Michael Hurley
ONE LITTLE DRINK/BLACK & YELLOW BEE
Format: 10″ Vinyl

Jethro Tull
BENEFIT
Format: LP

Jimi Hendrix Experience
FIRE / FOXEY LADY
Format: 7″ Vinyl

John Denver & The Muppets
A CHRISTMAS TOGETHER
Format: 12″ PIcture Disc

Ernie Kovacs
A PERCY DOVETONSILS CHRITHMATH
Format: 10″ Picture Disc

Lady Gaga
APPLAUSE REMIX PICTURE DISC
Format: 12″ PIcture Disc

Sondre Lerche
PUBLIC HI-FI SESSIONS
Format: 12″ Vinyl

Life Of Agony
RIVER RUNS RED
Format: LP

Low / Shearwater
STAY / NOVACANE
Format: LP

Nick Lowe
QUALITY STREET
Format: 12″ PIcture Disc

Joseph Mansfield
BEAT BOX: A DRUM MACHINE OBSESSION
Format: Book

Metallica
THROUGH THE NEVER SOUNDTRACK SPECIAL EDITION
Format: LP

Mystical Weapons
CROTESQUE
Format: LP

Nas
HALFTIME
Format: 12″ Vinyl

Harry Nilsson
RARITIES COLLECTION
Format: LP

Nirvana
IN UTERO 2013 MIX
Format: LP

Roy Orbison
THE MONUMENT VINYL BOX
Format: Vinyl Box Set

Van Dyke Parks
COME TO THE SUNSHINE / FARTHER ALONG
Format: 7″ Vinyl

Puscifer
PUSCIFER’S 8-BALL BAIL BONDS–THE BERGER BARNS LIVE IN PHOENIX
Format: LP

Queens Of The Stone Age
…LIKE CLOCKWORK (BLACK ON BLACK)
Format: LP

Red Hot Chili Peppers
I’M BESIDE YOU
Format: LP

Robbie Hill’s Family Affair
GOTTA GET BACK: THE UNRELEASED L.A. SESSIONS
Format: 12″ Vinyl

Robert Glasper Experiment
PORTER CHOPS GLASPER
Format: 10″ Vinyl

Rolling Stones
GOT LIVE IF YOU WANT IT
Format: 7″ Vinyl

Rush
THE GARDEN
Format: 10″ Picture Disc

Silversun Pickups
LET IT DECAY/WORKING TITLE
Format: 10″ Vinyl

Sly & The Family Stone
SEXY SITUATION B/W MOTHER IS A HIPPY
Format: 7″ Vinyl

The Standells
ZEBRA IN THE KITCHEN / SOMEDAY YOU’LL CRY
Format: 7″ Vinyl

Andy Starr
ROCKIN’ ROLLIN’ STONE
Format: 7″ Vinyl

Stone Temple Pilots
CORE
Format: LP

Surfaris
WIPE OUT / SURFER JOE
Format: 7″ Vinyl

Tegan & Sara
GUILTY AS CHARGED / I RUN EMPTY
Format: 7″ Vinyl

Various Artists
TEN BIG STIFFS
Format: 7″ Vinyl Box Set

Josh Tillman
THE HISTORY OF CAVES (SOUNDTRACK)
Format: LP

Various Artists
TRUTH & SOUL RECORDS PRESENTS THE SOUL FIRE BOX SET (RARE SIDES FROM THE SOUL FIRE CATALOG)
Format: 7″ Vinyl Box Set

Uncle Tupelo
I WANNA BE YOUR DOG / COMMOTION
Format: 7″ Vinyl

Upsetters
SUPER APE (RSD BLACK FRIDAY ETCHED VERSION)
Format: LP

Various Artists
I AM THE RESURRECTION: A TRIBUTE TO JOHN FAHEY
Format: LP

Various Artists
A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE SONGS OF SHEL SILVERSTEIN
Format: LP

Vince Guaraldi Trio
LINUS AND LUCY
Format: 7″ Vinyl

Widespread Panic
POSTER CHILDREN–THE ARTWORK OF WIDESPREAD PANIC
Format: Book

Various Artists
ZABRISKIE POINT ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK
Format: LP

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